13 Sep '17, 3pm

#Amsterdam is transforming a #prison into a #green #energy-generating #neighborhood

#Amsterdam is transforming a #prison into a #green #energy-generating #neighborhood

A brighter, solar-powered future is coming to Bijlmerbajes, a former prison complex in <a href="http://inhabitat.com/tag/amsterdam/" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a>. The Dutch government tapped <a href="http://inhabitat.com/tag/oma" target="_blank">OMA</a> to design a masterplan of the 7.5-hectare site, as well as a significant portion of the 135,000-square-meter mixed-use development. Designed in collaboration with FABRICations architects and <a href="http://lola.land/" target="_blank">LOLA Landscape</a>, the new masterplan will transform the prison complex’s iconic six towers into Bajes Kwartier, an energy-neutral development powered by renewable energy and built largely from recycled materials.

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